I am a luthier currently living in Seattle, Washington. I build guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, and the occasional fine cigar box instrument. The son of a guitar player and a visual artist, I have been making music and creating things with my hands since childhood. I spent years making my living as a carpenter, everything from rough framing, to cabinetry, to working in a high end timber frame shop. This led to many hours of woodworking for pleasure at home. After tinkering with my own instruments and making a few cookie tin banjos, I decided to attend Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in 2006. After graduation and a few years of numerous repairs and restorations, I ventured into the shop of Todd Cambio of Fraulini Guitars for a three month apprenticeship of sorts. Now I continue to build and restore instruments, always learning and humbled by this great craft that I get to partake in.
This is a short documentary about me by some local journalism students.